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post #1 of 26 (permalink) Old 03-30-2011, 01:11 AM Thread Starter
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So I'm going to attempt a suspension build this next month. Here is my list of what I'm going to to get. Currently I am riding on SSi springs, Koni yellow adjustable shocks/struts, and a CA strut bar.

Here's what I'm looking at getting:

1) Cobalt SS/SC Adjustable Rear Strut Bar 104.99 (BWoody Performance Products )

2) Cobalt SS/SC Front Sway bar links 133.99 (BWoody Performance Products )

3) Cobalt SS/SC Traction Bars 189.99( )BWoody Performance Products

4) comp Driving steering knuckles 300.38 (ea)(Cobalt Competitive Driving Steering Knuckle RH 88958711 - Crate Engine Depot )

5) FE5 Lower control arm 122.68 (ea) (Cobalt FE5 Lower Control Arm LH 2008 - 2010 25930725 - Crate Engine Depot )

6) turbo Tech Racing Steering Rack Spacers 19.99 (Turbo Tech Racing Steering Rack Spacers Chevrolet Cobalt 2005-10 & HHR & G5 - Suspension - Turbo Tech Racing, LLC )

7) Eibach Rear Sway Bar Kit 179.99 (Eibach Rear Sway Bar Kit Chevrolet Cobalt & HHR 2005-10 - Suspension - Turbo Tech Racing, LLC )

Let me know if I missed anything! Please post links up as well!

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First of all to get the comp grade steering knuckles I need the pre 2008 control arms (thanx for the heads up MP81!)
Also thanx everyone for the heads up on the steering rack spacer issues. I was gonna get these to get RID of the damn knocking sounds I get when I turn the wheel. Go figure.
And now that you mention it dandaman, I think I might have to get me some better springs too

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Moot endlinks from rock auto. Less than half the price for 2 and better worth. Strut bars aren't exactly worth it from what I'm told. Also I hear steering rack spacers make your car sound like its going to break

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I'll check out those endlinks, thanx man! As for the strut bar, that's already a done deal so whatever. It was free anyway :D. And the steering rack spacers make your car noisier?! Wth lol

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Sorry moog endlinks. Dumb auto correct on my phone.

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Refer to my comments on this post over at CU.

And yeah, my rack spacers made my steering rack creak and groan whenever I turned the wheel at stop or low speeds...

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Save yourself 600 on the competition knuckles and get some real springs that will make you handle better instead. I would get the Powell rear sway bar instead of the eibach one too.
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agita, may i ask.......why all the suspension mods?

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I'm Getting her ready for this years auto cross season. and the reason I'm getting the comp grade steering knuckles is because I've heard a LOT of stories about our stock ones cracking while autocrossing. I want to be able to pull those turns as hard as possible without worrying that any part of my suspension will give.

As far as getting the powell sway bar instead, I'll check that out too!

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Lemme know how it goes, man. I'm getting into the Auto-x and have gotten springs and Eibach sway bar. Not trying to bite off your style, just wanna see how well things go.

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Nah nothing wrong with you trying it out too! I honestly don't really need all of those things, but from what I've been reading, I'd really look into those Comp grade steering knuckles. I've heard quite a few stories about our stock ones cracking. In fact the reason GM released these comp grade ones was in response to so many people cracking the stock ones O.o And where did they crack them, you ask? Why they were all out on the autocross course! lol

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